CIRS Minutes October 08, 2014

Meeting Minutes

Date: October 08, 2014
Time: 05:45 pm
Location: Islesford Volunteer Fire Department
Attendance: 6

Katelyn Damon, Chief + Secretary
Hugh Smallwood, President
Allan McCormick, Assistant Chief
Cory Duggan, Treasurer
Luke Abell
Peyton Eggleston

  1. Call to Order: Katelyn Damon called the meeting to order at 1753.
  2. Review Minutes from September 10, 2014.
  3. Cory Duggan moves to accept the minutes from September 10, 2014. Peyton Eggleston seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. August
    1 Debit
    $269.41- Reimbursed to Kelly Sanborn for cost of food at meet & greet.
    3 Credits totalling: 958.50
    $638.50 raised from Islesford Fair bake sale.
    $25 t-shirt sale
    $300 in donations
    Balance as of August 31, 2014: $4,347.76
    1 Debit:
    $50 to Kelly for Sept. Run
    2 Credits
    $100.00 donation
    $50.00 donation
    Balance as of September 30, 2014: $4,447.76

  6. Old Business:
  7. a. Debit Card Update
    Katelyn and Cory had met to fill out an application for the debit card. Katelyn needs only to visit Bar Harbor bank to get it done.
    b. Ambulance Update
    Cory has reached out to Ron Morin of Sugarloaf Ambulance.
    Ron has two decent used ambulances.
    2006 E450 100,000 miles $15,000
    2003 AEV w/ 7.3L Diesel engine, $10,000
    Some discussion takes places in regard to the ambulances. Katelyn is in favor of the 2003 as the price is better and the engine is better than the 2006. The AEV is also a smaller vehicle than the E450.
    Cory will reach out to the Ron Morin closer to the Samoset conference to see if he can bring the AEV ambulance to the Samoset conference for the service to inspect.
    c. EMT Class Update:
    Katelyn updates the service that 4 people are currently enrolled in the EMT class in Somesville and things are going well.
    The students are working on getting their shots taken care of which is always costly. One student had the wrong shots given, and the service agrees to split the cost of that bill with the student.
    d. Medical Cabinet Update
    Katelyn has not ordered the heated medical cabinets.
    She will do this by the end of the week.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. Pancake Breakfast; Saturday, October 11, 2014.
    The service will be setting up for the breakfast Friday afternoon at 430pm. Set up to include tables, chairs, table cloths, pre-cooking bacon, etc.
    Katelyn will coordinate the food delivery with Hollie.
    Volunteers to show up at 0400 on Saturday morning to brew coffee, preheat ovens, etc. in preparation for 0500 start time.
    b. Samoset Conference Yearly On-Call Requirements
    The service reviews a policy on requirements that must be met for paying for the Samoset Conference for members.
    The service likes the policy, but asks that the word scheduled be included when discussing the on-call shift held per month.
    The updated policy is attached to these minutes.
    c. Samoset conference- Class choice
    Katelyn to work with members to get them registered for classes at the Samoset Conference.
    d. Gathering information from residents:
    Katelyn suggests that the service approach Cindy Thomas in regard to holding a blood pressure clinic at the library. This would be a good time to gather information using MEMSRR (Maine EMS Run Reporting System).
    Katelyn will need to see if the Toughbook is compatible for providing this service or if a private computer would need to be used.
    Katelyn asks Allan to speak with Cindy to help coordinate a time for the blood pressure clinic.

  10. Other Business:
  11. Boats on EMS Calls
    The group discusses options to allow for a faster response to EMS calls and to allow for quicker transportation of patients.
    Hugh Smallwood suggests that the service begin a dialouge with Frank Newlin to possibly offer to launch and haul his float for space at the dock to pay a fee to leave a boat at the dock.
    Hugh Smallwood also offers up his boat the Miss Annie to be the EMS boat during the summer months.

  12. Setting of Action Items:
  13. Cory Duggan will continue to work with Sugarloaf Ambulance to see what they have to offer.
    Katelyn will work on getting the debit card.
    Katelyn will order heated medication cabinets.
    Allan to speak with Cindy Thomas to set up a blood pressure clinic.
    Service to meet at 430 on Friday, October 10 to set up for pancake breakfast.

  14. Monthly Agenda Items:
  15. a. Training:
    Katelyn will work on compiling a communications power point for service members to review over the winter.
    b. Next meeting: December 10, 2014 5:45pm
    Future Agenda Items
    Katelyn Damon makes a motion to adjourn the meeting at 1834. Hugh Smallwood seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

Respectfully Submitted,
Katelyn Damon

# 0903
SOG # 24 - Paying for Atlantic Partners EMS Conference

It is the policy of the Cranberry Isles Rescue Service to provide the best care possible for their patients, to do so the Cranberry Isles Rescue Service must maintain highly trained EMS volunteers.

EMT basics are required to maintain a license by completing 38 hours of continuing education over a 3 year period and first responders must complete 26 hours of continuing education over a 3 year period. In order to do this in a cost effective and timely manner, members must attend the Atlantic Partners EMS conference yearly.

All members are eligible to attend the Atlantic Partners EMS conference, but in order for the CIRS to pay for conference fees, lodging and meals the CIRS member must meet the following criteria; hold current CPR card, have attended at least 2 CIRS trainings within the past 12 months, held at least one scheduled on-call shift per month- length can be either 12 or 8 hours (or the equivalent of one shift per month, if a seasonal member) and have completed the mandatory trainings as outlined by the Maine Bureau of Labor, including but not limited to; blood borne pathogens, respiratory protection training, lock-out/ tag-out, hazmat awareness, traffic control training and fire extinguisher training.